Martin on His ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspiration

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Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin describes the realities of human nature that underpin the success of the book series that spawned a hit television series. Transcript You can also watch the full version of this interview. CHRIS UHLMANN, PRESENTER: The land of Westeros is the mythical setting for the blockbuster book and mini-series that [….]

The Zombies of the Longbox Graveyard

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I began my brutal addiction to comic books in 1980. At the time, I wasn’t overly discerning. I would read both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, but as time went on, Marvel became my main fix with GI Joe, the Avengers, John Byrne’s amazing run on Fantastic Four, and Chris Claremont’s equally-outstanding tenure on X-Men. [….]

Definitely Not a Dilettante: Meet Michael Hingston

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The Dilettantes, by Michael Hingston 288pages Freehand Books ISBN: 9781554811823 / 1554811821 Michael Hingston is not your typical debut novelist. His first book, The Dilettantes, was just released in Canada last month but Hingston’s name as a freelance writer, book reviewer, and columnist has been known across the country for years now. A voracious reader [….]

Interview With Frederik Pohl and Elizabeth Anne Hull

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In honor of the memory of SciFi legend Frederik Pohl, we are rerunning the interview our contributor Bryan Camp conducted with Pohl and his wife Elizabeth Anne Hull. Pohl passed away yesterday, September 2. More information on his passing can be found here. This interview was originally published in October 2011.   We are honored [….]

LitStack Interview with Phoebe North

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Last year, in our Emerging Author segment, we had the pleasure of interviewing Phoebe North, whose debut novel, Starglass has just been released. Recently, I sat down with Phoebe to discuss the first installment of her YA SciFi duology, her experience as a newly published author and what she hopes the future will bring. Be [….]

Exclusive Interview with Ofir Touché Gafla

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We’d like to thank our friends at Tor and author Ofir Touché Gafla for allowing to feature his incredible book, The World of the End, on LitStack. Be sure to check out my review and pick up your copy of this great novel today. GAFLA was born in Israel. His first novel, The World of [….]

LitStack Interview: Kim Harrison

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LitStack Interview with Kim Harrison Kim Harrison, dark urban fantasy author of the New York Times best selling A Perfect Blood, was born and raised in the upper Midwest.  After gaining her bachelors in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina, where she remained until recently returning to Michigan because she missed the snow.  She’s [….]

Featured Author: Our Exclusive Interview with Lois Lowry

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LitStack’s Featured Author We would like to thank Lois Lowry and her team at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for allowing us to feature her this month. We hope that you will revisit her wonderful backlist as well as her recent release, SON. We were honored to sit down and chat with Mrs. Lowry about her books, [….]

Declaration of Independence: Justin Hamm on the museum of americana

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Declaration of Independence: Justin Hamm on the museum of americana This past summer, Justin Hamm took a creative leap of faith. Merging a love of historical American culture with online publishing, he founded the literary review the museum of americana, and in swift order assembled a website, an editorial team and a creative vision that [….]

Author Interview with Hugo Winner Jo Walton

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Jo Walton is a Welsh-Canadian fantasy and science fiction writer and poet. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002 and the World Fantasy award for her novel Tooth and Claw in 2004. Her novel Ha’penny was a co-winner of the 2008 Prometheus Award. Her novel Lifelode won the 2010 [….]